Weapons of Mass Destruction & Emergency Preparedness

by Instructor: Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI; Instructor: Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD; Instructor: Janet Sprehe, DNP, APN-BC, RN-BC, CVRN; Instructor: Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN; Instructor: Richard Stilp, RN, MA, CHSP; Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Credentialed for: Psychology Professionals

$56.00

i 4.00 CEH

Course Overview

The government and healthcare facilities should continue to improve their approach to all-hazards preparedness, including preparedness for terrorist attacks with chemical, biological, or radioactive weapons. The healthcare team’s knowledge and ability to recognize these conditions is critical to preparedness efforts and maintaining individual and the population health. This module gives an overview of weapons of mass destruction and their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. The goal of this course is to provide medical and nursing professionals with information about the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involves weapons of mass destruction.

About the Course Author

Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI, has 17 years of ICU and ED experience. He currently works as a hotline operator at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado. He has been published in peer-reviewed nursing journals and has authored many online continuing education modules. Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Demangone Yoon is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician in clinical practice for more than 20 years. Additionally, she has remained active in medical education during her career through multiple formats including an Emergency Medicine Residency Program and online medical education companies.

 

Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN, has more than 35 years of experience in emergency nursing as a clinician, educator, and nurse leader. She is the president of NMB Global Leadership LLC.

 

Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    4.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 4.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 4.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 4.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 4.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    4.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-719220
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    4.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 4.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 4.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    4.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 4.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    4.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    4.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    4.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60045
  • Hours:

    4.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe symptoms related to a chemical attack.; Describe the protective equipment required for acts of terrorism; Describe the signs, symptoms, and management of anthrax and plague infection.; Describe treatments for victims exposed to nerve agents, cyanides, respiratory irritants, and vesicants.; Discuss measures the government has instituted in case of bioterrorism attacks.; Discuss the basic roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals when they respond to a radiological mass casualty incident.; Discuss the history of bioterrorism.; Discuss the injuries, radiological contamination routes, presenting signs and symptoms, and treatments associated with radiological incidents.; Discuss the possible acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; Discuss the reporting procedures for acts of terrorism and the use of the Health Alert Network ; Explain emergency preparedness measures for bioterrorism.; Explain the basic principles of radiation and possible scenarios for radiological incidents; Identify the common symptoms and methods of treatment associated with exposure to or injuries caused by biological, chemical, radioactive, and nuclear agents; Identify the signs and symptoms of botulism and smallpox and understand their medical management.; Identify the types of chemical agents that can be used as weapons.; List the recommendations of national agencies involved in emergency preparedness measures.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Anthrax and Plague
    Overview
    The Role of Healthcare
    Categories of Biological Weapons
    A History of Bioterrorism
    In Today’s World
    Anthrax 
    Accidental Anthrax Incident
    Cutaneous Anthrax 
    Ingested Anthrax
    Inhalational Anthrax
    Systemic Anthrax
    Treatment
    Prophylaxis
    Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague
    Strategic National Stockpile
    Health Alert Network
    Summary
    Section 3: Smallpox and Botulism
    Smallpox
    Smallpox Transmission
    Smallpox Vaccination Plan
    Botulism
    Botulism Symptoms
    Botulism Diagnosis
    Botulism Treatment
    Risk to Healthcare Workers
    In the Event of Bioterrorism
    Preparedness Efforts
    Summary
    Section 4: Radiation Incidents and Emergency Preparedness
    Overview
    Definitions
    Radiation Overview
    Units of Measurement for Radiation
    How Radiation Affects the Body
    First Responder, First Receiver, and Nursing Considerations
    How to Protect Yourself
    How to Organize
    Triage/Decontamination
    Initial Care
    Definitive Care Options
    Acute Radiation Syndrome
    Where to Learn More
    Summary
    Section 5: Chemical Weapons and Emergency Preparedness
    Introduction
    Nerve Agents
    Military nerve agents
    Cyanides (Blood Agents)
    Respiratory Irritants
    Military Choking Agents
    Vesicants (Blister Agents)
    Healthcare Issues
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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